Back
Register for SMS Alerts
or enter your details manually below...
First Name:
Last Name:
Email:
Password:
Hometown:
Birthday:
Sorry, we couldn't find that email.
Existing users
Email
Password
Sorry, we couldn't find those details.
Enter Email
Sorry, we couldn't find that email.

EU extends temporary border controls inside Schengen

European Council adopts Commission’s proposal to prolong proportionate controls at certain internal Schengen borders

11 November 2016, 3:01pm
The European council today adopted the European Commission's proposal to prolong proportionate controls at certain internal Schengen borders in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark and Norway by a further three months.

The controls already take place, based on a Council Recommendation of 12 May.

The internal controls were re-imposed to halt the flow of undocumented migrants through Europe after landing in Greece or Italy.

According to the European Commission, it last month found that the conditions of the "Back to Schengen" Roadmap – allowing for a return to a normally functioning Schengen area – are not yet fully fulfilled. It thus proposed to extend these measures, in line with the Schengen Borders Code. 

“Those Member States that opt to continue carrying out internal border controls pursuant to today's Council Recommendation should review weekly the necessity, frequency, location and time of controls, adjust the intensity of the controls to the level of the threat addressed, and phase them out wherever appropriate.”

Member States will now also have the obligation to provide detailed monthly reports on the controls carried out and their necessity.